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Munnar Tea Estate

Munnar Tea Estate

Ramlath Kavil

Munnar is the nature-lover’s paradise. Snuggling in the green and serene Kannan Devan Hills, lies the quite and restful resort of Munnar, at an altitude of 1524 m and 136 km off Cochin.

Panoramic views of low-flying clouds and mist filled valleys make it a pretty little heaven with a cool bracing climate. It was opened up out of virgin forests a century ago by pioneering planters.

Within its remote and elderly churches - gracious, stone-structures with ancient chandeliers and rosewood pews. A little beyond lies Anaimudi, South India's highest peak. In the vicinity is the Eravikulam National Park, the home of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr that roams on a stretch of grassland or is seen climbing the pinnacles of the undulating hills.

Here we can have a glimpse of a Gaur, Langur, Lion-tailed macaque, and Elephants roaming in herds.

The Kundale Tea Plantation - An area surrounding a lovely lake that offers some of the most stunning views of the region. It offers the best opportunity you are ever likely to have to see the tea plantations, to watch tea being picked, to learn how tea is processed, to smell the sweet scent of tea wafting through the air and to buy the tea directly from the gardens.

Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes Kunthiana) is a rare bush that grows around Munnar which falls under western ghats. Neelakurinji has bloomed in Munnar in December 2006. It happens only once in 12 years. You can find a lot of informatin about this plant on neelakurinji.net and download a screen saver free!.

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October 24, 2007 change by biju (1 point)

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